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France's Salon de l'Agriculture: Celebrating a struggling sector

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Brazil: Carnival in a time of crisis

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A long way from home: 'Lion' stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel hit the red carpet

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'Pineapple Pizza Tests Limits of Presidential Power in Iceland'

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French papers react to alliance between centrists Macron and Bayrou

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Peugeot's profits double as Opel takeover eyed

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Bayrou decides to march with Macron

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France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

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A program about women who are reshaping our world. Join us every Friday at 4:40 pm Paris time and check out our Facebook page: FRANCE24.51percent.

Latest update : 2014-04-28

The Peacemakers: Does gender really make a difference?

In a special edition of "The 51 Percent", Annette Young meets three extraordinary women, all of whom are Nobel Peace Prize winners.

On the panel is Jody Williams, who's been a driving force in an international campaign against landmines. It led to the signing of the Ottawa Convention by 161 nations, banning the use, sale and stockpiling of anti-personnel landmines. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

Also joining us is Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist who was awarded the prize in 2011 for her work in ending the Liberian civil war.

Last but by no means least is Shirin Ebadi. She is Iran's first woman judge who won the prize in 2003 for her work in promoting democracy and human rights.

Annette Young asks the three laureates whether women are naturally better peacemakers.

By Annette YOUNG

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2017-02-17 Islamic State (IS) group

Bearing arms: Arab women join the battle in Syria against the Islamic State group

Scores of Arab women take up arms in Syria as the campaign against the Islamic State group intensifies. Also how the art of cartooning is being used to tell the stories of female...

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2017-02-10 cinema

Women in film: Fighting for equal opportunities and against gender stereotypes

In this edition, Claire Pryde talks to French director and women's rights activist Lisa Azuelos, who says mentalities need to change so that the issues in women's lives are...

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2017-02-03 women

From marching to running: The spike in American women considering elected office

In this edition, Claire Pryde talks to Erin Vilardi from VoteRunLead about the dramatic rise in the number of American women signing up for political training post-election....

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2017-01-27 Russia

'The slapping law': Russia moves to decriminalise domestic violence

In this edition, women's activists angry as Russia moves towards decriminalising domestic violence. Also as the rate of childless women continues to rise in Europe, we talk to...

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2017-01-20 Davos forum

Equality in the boardroom: French law requires large firms to have 40% women on boards

From January 1 2017, under a new law, large French companies are supposed to have women making up 40 percent of their board members. But in this edition, we take a look at how...

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